Re: The Archive, the Image and the Very Dead Sheep

Re: The Archive, the Image and the Very Dead Sheep
Library Shelf Location 19.ORLO
Publication Date Nov 2004

A ‘ready-made archive’, a holiday correspondence and a philosophico-anecdotal meditation on history and the archive, Re: the archive, the image, and the very dead sheep is the first collaborative work by Uriel Orlow and Ruth Maclennan. The book starts on one side with a correspondence between Ruth Maclennan and Uriel Orlow writing to each other while on holiday in the Highlands of Scotland and in Zurich and the Swiss Alps, and on the North-East coast of Scotland. The correspondents draw on documented, anecdotal and imagined histories of their surroundings to produce associative genealogies: mapping thought, image, object and experience. Seeking correspondences between what has been, what might have been and what could arise, they speculate on pre-archival moments and the archive’s aftermath. This idiosyncratic historiography brings together Cabaret Voltaire, Pictish burial mounds, Lenin, Joyce, the Gulf Stream, and the Rosetta Stone. The correspondence is expanded by commentaries, afterthoughts and annotations by Robin Banerji, Finn Fordham, Mikhail Karikis and Nicholas Noyes. The book collates images from personal collections, the internet and museum shops to form an autonomous, yet related image-archive, which generates its own associations and references. This, together with lists of names and terms and a bibliography performs the role of a thesaurical archive-catalogue that provides an alternative entry to the book.

ISBN 0954894707
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Authors Uriel Orlow, Ruth Maclennan
Format Paperback
Publisher Double agents
Related Artists Uriel Orlow, Ruth Maclennan
Category Artists' Books
Language English

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